2009 events

2009 NSW Falls Prevention Network Meeting

The meeting was held on Wednesday 17th June and included almost 200 participants, from hospitals, community services, residential aged care facilities, local government and the community. A full report with abstracts is available from page 2. Copies of the presentations are available to download below.

  • Final Program – PDF

Conference and Meeting Presentations

Plenary Session 1

  • Professor Kaarin Anstey ‘Psychological Factors that influence falls risk: implications for prevention’ – PDF ~791kb
  • A/Professor Lindy Clemson ‘Enabling Older People to Prevent Falls’ – PDF ~1.30mb
  • Dr John Ward ‘Falls Injury prevention in RACF: A three year randomised controlled trial’ – PDF ~481kb

Plenary Session 2

  • Professor Stephen Lord “Evidence based best practice in falls prevention three recent initiatives – PDF ~655kb
  • Ms Lorraine Lovitt ‘NSW Falls Prevention Program’ – PDF ~1.38mb

Concurrent Sessions


  • Dr Anne Tiedemann ‘Screening for falls risk in the ED – study outline and progress’ – PDF ~2.39mb
  • Ms Kathy Bullen ‘ Phone follow-up of fallers presenting to the Emergency Department (ED)’ – PDF ~223kb
  • Ms Julia Poole ‘Delirium and falls in acute care’ – PDF ~1.41mb


  • Ms Christine Burrows ‘Falls Prevention where Community Matters…. “It starts with you!” – PDF ~1.25mb
  • Ms Melanie Kingsland ‘Building Capacity for Sustainable Physical Activity Programs’ – PDF ~371kb
  • Ms Minh Pham ‘Bold and Balance: preventing falls in the CALD population of and Aged Day Care Centre’ – PDF ~1.0mb

Residential Aged Care

  • Ms Mandy Harden ‘Falls Injury Prevention in Residential Aged Care: How can we translate strategies into effectiveness’ – PDF ~660kb
  • Ms Sharon Butler ‘The Better Balance Program – A falls prevention initiative at Anglican Retirement Villages’ – PDF ~392kb
  • Ms Kate Perry, Jim McMillan & Rey Baluyot ‘Twilight Aged Care Falls Minimisation and Minimisation of Harm from Injury (DVD presentation) – Watch the presentation on YouTube. Visit the Twilight website


Greater Western AHS Falls Prevention Video Conference March 2009

Session 1

  • Professor Clifford Hughes, CEO, Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC), Welcome & Introduction
  • Lorraine Lovitt, Leader NSW Falls Program, CEC, NSW Falls Prevention Program
  • Professor Stephen Lord, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Evidence Based Best Practice
  • Marilyn Lyford, the George Institute for International Health, Bourke Safety Project

Session 2

  • A/Professor Susan Kurrle, Geriatrician, Northern Sydney Central Coast AHS, Medications and Falls
  • Kim Macrae, iKi Magic, iKi Magic
  • Lyndal O’Leary, Area Manager Health Promotion, Greater Western AHS, Community Exercise Leaders (CEL) Program
  • Lyndall Morris, Patient Safety & Clinical Quality, Remote Cluster, Greater Western AHS, Falls Risk Assessment Tool Score Compliance
  • Gail Weekes, Diversional Therapist, Grenfell MPS, Implementing CEL in Aged Care

Session 3

  • Tracey Drabsch, Senior Physiotherapist, Orange Base Hospital, Hip Hop Exercise Program
  • Rosemary Stapleton, Health Promotion Greater Western AHS, Tai Chi in GWAHS
  • Reports from Each site

Presentations from this Video conference are available on CD from:-

Esther Vance
NSW Falls Prevention Network


Ph: 02 9399 1063